Architectural Decoration: Negotiating symbols across time and place

by Designing Cultures Studio, Nanyang Technological University

In a new age of digital-books, this publication offers a neat analogue take on scrolling through a flowing roll of texts. With a stunning array of 225 bamboo strips measuring 4.35 meters in total scroll length, interpretations are given to images that have been archived from three temples in Singapore, built between the 19th and 20th century, as they are given symbolic readings. As a limited-edition collection, it is designed in the form of ancient Chinese palatial scrolls, to elicit the vibes of cultural imageries, as might have been similar visceral experiences felt then, in rituals of reading and pursuits of all things cultural and meaningfully endearing.

Silver in Book Design 2018

Design Director
Jesvin Yeo
Basheer Graphic Books
Design Team
Charissa Ho, Wong Weiloong
Designing Cultures Studio, SG
Nanyang Technological University, SG

Design Director
Jesvin Yeo, Designing Cultures Studio, Nanyang Technological University
Charissa Ho, Designing Cultures Studio
Design Researcher
Wong Wei Loong , Designing Cultures Studio

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